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I posted this over at the 1911 forums, also seeking some advice here on this problem


Hello all
Old family pistol, I worked on years ago, but had a pitted bore.
I sandblasted all the parts with the exception of the hammer, sear, and main spring, which I had hard chromed. I filled the pitted areas in with JB Weld, sanded and coated with Norrells Moly Resin.

I ordered a new barrel from Gun Parts Corp/Numrich Arms, which I received today. Tinkered with the barrel , it fit snug but worked, so I went to test fire the pistol.

There were many rounds going off when the slide cycled without me pulling the trigger, when the slide went into battery, even when I retracted the slide, one round fired. I was in a isolated area on my property, after one magazine, called it quits. Just glad I did this at my shooting area instead of near home. My confidence in this little pistol left after this happening.

Aside from replacing all the fire control parts, what should I look for in the cause of the problem? Disconnector? Sear? The firing pin is working properly, not stuck or hanging.

If it had been a feeding or ejection problem, I think I could have corrected that, but a slam fire or accidental firing is dangerous.

And being a concealed hammer, little bit harder to diagnose.

I realize this does not pertain to Sigs, perhaps some members have had experience with this little pistol.


Any advice or input on a fix would be appreciated.


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Weak firing pin spring... or broken?
 
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Originally posted by GaryBF:
Weak firing pin spring... or broken?


No, the two piece firing pin is floating correctly when I checked it after I got home and dissassembled the pistol.

My version does not have the half cock notch in the hammer.


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Did it work properly before you started fixing it up?

I'd guess the refinish job on the hammer and sear somehow reduced the amount of engagement and/or altered the engagement angle of the two parts.

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I would be looking at the sear / hammer too. Especially given the age of the gun. Lots of wear over the years, possibly.


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When you hand cycle the slide does the hammer catch? Does it go "click" on an empty chamber, or is the trigger dead?


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Don't get your hopes up that OP will respond-this thread is nearly 2 months old and he hasn't been back.




 
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The only time this happened to me with one of these it was caused by a burr on the firing pin and some crap in the firing pin channel. Seems like this is probably not your problem. Would guess sear issue or maybe a problem with the interface between the trigger and hammer, wear or damage to the engagement surfaces.
 
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